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Visit our 'Kuralai' website to find out about our Alternative livelihood project in Uzbekistan, where local women are creating beautiful traditionally embroidered bags to help save saigas.

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A sudden, mysterious outbreak of disease currently threatens the saiga’s existence.
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More than 120,000 saigas have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan; more than a third of the global population.

This is a major blow for conservation efforts given that saigas have in the past ten years only just started to recover from a global population size of less than 50,000 animals following a 95% crash in numbers.

Please help us raise funds to carry out urgent actions to save saigas

Saigas are one of the most threatened species on the planet. Their numbers declined by 95% in just 15 years.

The Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA) is committed to saving the critically endangered saiga antelope from imminent extinction. We are a long-standing network of scientists and conservationists who work across saiga range states on grassroots projects informed by sound science. At the SCA we believe in bringing stakeholders together to emphasize human needs and to act as a catalyst for sustainable conservation solutions.
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News

25.04.2016

Saiga News celebrates it's tenth anniversary

Saiga News celebrates it's tenth anniversary with a new look!

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22.04.2016

2016 Young Conservation Leaders Award Announced

Following on from the success of the Young Conservation Leaders programme in the past few years we are launching the 2016 call for entries

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06.04.2016

Saiga die-off update

After the devastating news from Kazakhstan that 88% (over 200,000 saigas) of the Betpak-dala population died during the calving period in May 2015, what do we know now?

In continued analyses of samples several laboratories have identified the bacterium Pasteurella multocida as the causative agent of haemorrhagic septicaemia, which led to the death of the animals.

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09.02.2016

Russian Rangers fully equipped

After the devastating news from Kazakhstan that 88% (over 200,000 saigas) of the Betpak-dala population died during the calving period in May 2015, it has never been more important to support the efforts of the anti-poaching ranger teams in protecting the last remaining saiga populations.

Emergency funding from Wildlife Conservation Network and Disney has allowed us equip the rangers of the Stepnoi State Nature Sanctuary in Astrakhan Oblast, Russia, with some essential clothing and accessories which will make them safer, more effective and efficient.

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